Santayana Was Never A Rock Musician – IOTW Report

Santayana Was Never A Rock Musician

CFP: It is a no-brainer that we are right now doomed to go through some really bad times. Anybody who tells you anything different is either trying to sell you something or they probably just need to back off on their meds. Nevertheless, Mr. Santayana’s beat-to-death, pure gold adage is about to fall upon us in its full weight because very few around us have even a nodding acquaintance with vital history. I mean, most of the universities these days seem to be teaching their own, new and improved version of history. But real history, our civilization’s blood-soaked past that was packaged with painful experience and the subsequent critical thinking that had to be done in order to milk wisdom from tragedy, that seems to be all but clean gone.

The left – the titles, ‘liberal’ or ‘Democrat’, have become only camouflage – is now quite obviously out to take what they want unlawfully. That is real obvious, in that just in the past few weeks even more leftist politicians and many of their salespeople (a host of Hollywood celebrities) have been piling on more incendiary insults and even unveiled calls for violence upon Donald Trump and anybody/anything willingly associated with him. Some nut-case halfwit California Congresswoman can trash-mouth and terrorize the way she has, especially in her last couple of ‘rallies’ and a tweet or two. Creepy Joe Biden (Mr. Touchy-Feely’) has called for a Latino uprising/resistance. And nobody from the left is rushing forward with any explanations or apologies. These are in-house threats upon our nation’s leadership and security. And the perpetrators’ congressional and senatorial cohorts, the people who should be coming out with their hats in their hands and heads bowed in embarrassment, are all shamelessly acting like worldwide Islam did after 9/11 … crickets. It is the same sort of a “Let’s just sit tight and see what happens” kind of silence.

Maxine Waters is no different or better than her good friend, Louis Farrakhan in planting seeds that can result in bloodshed. And like Louis, she can stand at her podium and spew out all sorts of racist hatred knowing perfectly well that there are other halfwits and young people out there listening who don’t have the brains or experience to retrofit any common sense or restraint into their purposefully unmitigated, backlash-producing hatred. And what a defenseless John Q Public will realize – only after the ambulances have hauled off the corpses and wounded from another senseless race-related slaughter – is that the fiery words of these cocky demagogues are tantamount to marching orders to the grace-less morons who were never trained to think for themselves.  more here

12 Comments on Santayana Was Never A Rock Musician

  1. Good thing we can bear arms….

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  2. George Santayana also wrote a book called The Last Puritan which I read after reading about it in a book on conservatism by Russell Kirk. Our local library has a copy of it which surprised me since it was written back in the 1930’s and I was the first person to check out and read this book in over 30 years. Nothing has really changed, the left, the enlightened, the elites still carry a lot of guilt about their Puritan heritage and it’s still driving them nuts as they try to disavow their past heritage.

  3. It’s painfully obvious a brown boy can walk into a office that has been the pinical of the 1st admendment for 200 years and slaughter 5 white people, the press blames our President.
    When the SHTF, I got ammo, a country boy can survive.
    Block the freeways, cut the power, they will last 6 weeks.

  4. In his opening paragraph, Merrick himself beats Santayana’s famous observation¹ to death but with no apparent connection to the rest of his comments. He does a decent job of recapping recent and current events, and their implicit promise of increasing violence from the left. It would have made his piece more effective if he had cited an historical precedent for today’s socio-political situation. (There are precedents; he just doesn’t bother to mention them.)

    Irrelevant aside: He calls Creepy Joe “Mr. Touchy-Feely”. It would be more accurate to call him Mr. Grabby-Gropey.

    1. That quotation from Santayana isn’t an “adage” unless you regard 1935 as “antiquity.”

  5. That dude who wrote that
    writes all most as well as BFH & Dave Blount.
    Dam good !

  6. Whoa… never knew that guitar player guy was such a huge advocate for time travel.

  7. Before libtards started worshiping incorrect interpretations of John Maynard Keynes’ economic theory, Keynes wrote, “The Economic Consequences of the Peace,” which explained how silly a twit was President Wilson.

  8. “Black Magic Woman” is a song written by Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac, 1968)

  9. It is interesting that Santayana also said, “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”

  10. Our right to bear arms is the only thing protecting the US from the globalists who have replaced the monarchy/dictators of old. Ours is the richest prize and the intent to take it by collapsing our economy and replacing us with 3rd world shitstainers they can easily enslave.

    President Trump not only knows the tactics they use – he knows who they are.

    If not for our guns, they would have taken us over long ago.

  11. Yeah, Santayana did a livelier version of Green’s – which I thought rather tepid.

    izlamo delenda est …


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